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Indians activated RHP Chris Perez from the 15-day disabled list.

Perez wound up missing one full month with discomfort in his right shoulder. He will take over immediately as Cleveland's closer, pushing Vinnie Pestano back into a setup role. Perez does not have great numbers this year (4.32 ERA, 1.50 WHIP in 16 2/3 innings) but should be activated right away in all standard fantasy leagues.
Thu, Jun 27, 2013 03:03:00 PM

Carlos Carrasco struck out a season-high 14 batters over 7 1/3 innings Thursday, allowing just one run in the Indians' 4-1 win over the Blue Jays.

Carrasco yielded just three hits, including a Josh Donaldson solo homer, while walking two on the evening. The 14 punchouts were easily his highest total this season, blowing away his previous high of eight. He had four double-digit strikeout games in his breakout 2015 season. Carrasco has been brilliant in 10 starts this season, posting a 2.56 ERA, 1.06 WHIP and 63/15 K/BB ratio. The 29-year-old will next set his sights on the Tigers when the teams meet Tuesday.
Jun 30 - 11:31 PM

Cuban infielder Yulieski Gurriel posted a picture of himself wearing Yankees gear on his Instagram account.

That would suggest he had a workout with the team on Thursday. It's Gurriel's fourth known workout after previous visits with the Astros, Mets and Dodgers. It's unclear where he would fit on the Yankees with Chase Headley installed at third base and Starlin Castro at second. We'd expect Gurriel to sign shortly after the international signing window opens on July 2.
Jun 30 - 10:18 PM

Andrew Heaney (elbow) will undergo season-ending Tommy John surgery on Friday.

The operation will be performed by Los Angeles-based surgeon Dr. Neal ElAttrache. Heaney received a stem cell injection two months ago in hopes of avoiding Tommy John surgery but it didn't make much of a difference. It's possible Heaney could return late next season but spring training of 2018 might be a more realistic timetable.
Jun 30 - 9:28 PM

According to Jon Heyman of FanRag Sports, Jay Bruce would "very likely" waive his no-trade clause to join the Indians.

It seems inevitable at this point that Bruce will be dealt and Cleveland might be his best landing spot. The Indians are beginning to run away with the AL Central and they have a need at outfield with Michael Brantley still recovering from biceps and shoulder injuries. Bruce has improved his stock by hitting .290 this month with seven jacks and 26 RBI. The 29-year-old has a club option for next season.
Jun 30 - 7:42 PM

Billy Hamilton (concussion) is back in the Reds' lineup Thursday against the Nationals.

This comes as quite a surprise after Hamilton took a ball to the face in center field Wednesday against the Cubs. He was placed in the league's concussion protocol but must have passed all his tests. He'll bat seventh Thursday against Nats left-hander Gio Gonzalez. Despite missing 14 games this year, Hamilton still ranks third in the NL with 19 steals.
Jun 30 - 6:53 PM

Clayton Kershaw has been diagnosed with mild disc herniation in his lower back.

The Dodgers say he will not require surgery, though the team has yet to announce a timetable for his return. Los Angeles moved quickly to find his replacement, acquiring Bud Norris in a trade with Atlanta on Thursday. With Kershaw out of commission, Jake Arrieta could be in the driver's seat to start the All-Star Game in San Diego in a couple of weeks.
Jun 30 - 6:02 PM

Jason Heyward has been dealing with muscle tightness in his left side for a few days.

Heyward suffered the injury making a throw from right field. He's healthy enough to play but manager Joe Maddon decided to play it safe by giving him another day off Thursday against Mets left-hander Steven Matz. Heyward should be back in the lineup on Friday.
Jun 30 - 5:01 PM

Nationals manager Dusty Baker indicated Thursday that Stephen Strasburg (back) is unlikely to rejoin the rotation on Sunday against the Reds.

Baker didn't completely rule it out but said he's "more inclined not to rush him." Lucas Giolito pitched well in a rain-shortened major league debut, so the Nats can afford to give Strasburg a little more time. It does appear that he'll be back fairly soon, though.
Jun 30 - 3:55 PM

Marlins acquired RHP Fernando Rodney from the Padres in exchange for RHP Chris Paddack.

Rodney has allowed only one earned run over 28 2/3 innings while sporting a 33/12 K/BB ratio out of the bullpen this season. With closer A.J. Ramos having yet to blow a save this season, Rodney presumably will slide into a setup role. Ryan Buchter is expected to be first in line for saves now in San Diego.
Jun 30 - 3:46 PM

Curtis Granderson (calf) remained out of the Mets' lineup Thursday.

Granderson was able to pinch-hit Wednesday but apparently isn't ready to return to the lineup just yet. Brandon Nimmo is in right field and in the leadoff spot and Kelly Johnson is in left.
Jun 30 - 3:39 PM

Dodgers acquired RHP Bud Norris, OF Dian Toscano, a player to be named later and cash considerations from the Braves in exchange for LHP Philip Pfeifer and RHP Caleb Dirks.

Norris will occupy a spot in the Dodgers' rotation while Clayton Kershaw (back) is on the shelf and is slated to make his debut for the club on Friday against the Rockies. The Dodgers are getting a hot pitcher, as the righty holds a 2.15 ERA and 29/8 K/BB ratio over his last 29 1/3 innings.
Jun 30 - 3:20 PM




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